You Need to Know About the New Fresno Amusement Park Coming to California 


We’ve all been waiting patiently on what the new theme park that’s coming to California would be, and now we know. You may be surprised to find out that it’s actually an existing theme park, albeit not in California. It’s not as old as some other theme parks, but it was started just over two decades ago and has become very successful. Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about the new theme park coming to California!


The New Fresno Amusement Park In California

fresno amusement park coming in California

The basics:

The  Fresno amusement park will be called The Great Wolf Lodge Southern California and it is set to open in 2020. It will be a 190-acre site with over 100,000 square feet of indoor waterpark space as well as a 1000-room hotel. There are also plans for outdoor areas, restaurants, and retail stores. This will be the first location in Southern California and there are hopes that it will create more jobs.


What to expect:

The new theme park will be located in Vallejo, which is a city located in Northern California. It will cover over 300 acres of land and have four theme parks: The Beach, The Mountain, The Desert, and The Forest. These parks will include water slides, roller coasters, ziplines and more. There will also be a variety of hotels located on-site for those who want to stay at the park. Finally, there will be retail shops that offer food and clothing items.



How it will differ from other theme parks:

The new theme park will be entirely indoors, leaving guests safe from any weather. The water park will have a record number of slides and pools, with some that are over 200 feet long. Guests will be able to stay overnight at one of the hotels or purchase a day pass for the water park only. The retail and restaurant options will also be plentiful, giving guests plenty of opportunities for food and souvenirs.


The benefits:

It’s a major theme park that’s very familiar to the state of California. It will be an indoor water park, hotels, and retail. There were conversations of outlets also being around the area as well, says Chavez. This theme park is set to open in 2020 and will be a family-friendly destination with lots of activities for all ages. With this coming to fruition, it can bring in tourism from other states and make more people come to visit California!


The drawbacks:

The new theme park is set to cost $3.7 billion, but there are some questions about whether that investment will be worth it for what is essentially a single attraction in an area with little tourism. The initial construction costs could go up if the company decides to include any additional attractions, but for now, it looks like they’re just building one expensive water slide.

There’s also a question of whether this type of tourist attraction is even needed in Southern California as there are plenty of other options within driving distance. The large-scale nature of this park will also make it difficult for locals and tourists alike to find things that aren’t part of the park–so that could mean an increase in congestion and traffic around the area.


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